GA officials warn against leaving kids in hot cars

ATLANTA (AP) — As
temperatures begin to rise, officials from six state agencies are
reminding Georgians to never leave children unattended in vehicles.

At
a press conference Thursday, officials demonstrated how quickly the
temperature can rise inside of a closed vehicle. Authorities urge
Georgians to never leave children unattended inside of cars, to call 911
if they see a child left unattended, and to store car keys in areas
where children can't get to them.

Bobby Cagle of the Georgia
Department of Early Care and Learning says more than half of all
vehicle-related heatstroke deaths in children are caused by people who
have accidentally left children in the car. Cagle says about 30 percent
are linked to children getting into hot cars on their own.